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December 12, 2002
Submit AFTER HOURS items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627; by fax to (949) 646-4170; or by calling (949) 574-4268. A complete list is available at SPECIAL WINTER CELEBRATION The dance, choral and guitar departments of Orange Coast College will join together at 8 p.m. Saturday to perform a winter celebration in song and dance at the Robert B. Moore Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. $8 in advance, $10 at the door.
December 28, 2002
Whether it be sentimental or philosophical, every once in a while an artist makes a statement that becomes memorable. Here is the best of what was said in the Datebook pages of the Daily Pilot in 2002. "A photograph is not a reality. What our society views as ideal or normal is actually a perfect or nonpersonal view of the female form." -- Wendy Marvel, artist, whose show exploring images of women in the media was displayed at Orange Coast College in April "It's important to remember this is a living practice.
By Amanda Pennington | September 16, 2006
COSTA MESA — The crescendo — years of construction, planning, designing and donating — reached its peak Friday night when the doors at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall were opened to ticket holders, including celebrities and the who's who of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. "We're excited to be here; this is the most wonderful thing for Orange County and the community," said Coto de Caza resident Carole Follman, whose husband is on the performing arts center's board of directors.
By B.W. COOK | September 21, 2006
It was a grandly glorious night in Costa Mesa. Police barricades directed a phalanx of limousines to the appropriate arrival destination. Red carpet lined the concrete. Paparazzi flashed cameras as guests left their shiny black cars behind and enjoyed what would become a night of a thousand stars. Each patron attending Friday's opening ceremonies of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa was indeed a star in their own right. In addition to the significant donation of Henry Segerstrom and his late wife, Renée , as well as his present wife, Elizabeth — $50 million, 6 acres of land and millions more in auxiliary funding for art installation — there have been countless others who have made a remarkable vision become reality, not just for Orange County millionaires, but millions of Orange County residents.
March 9, 2000
Send AFTER HOURS items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa 92627; fax them to (949) 646-4170; or call (949) 764-4330. A complete listing can be found at o7 www.dailypilot.comf7 . MUSIC SIMCHAFEST II The Jewish Community Center of Orange County will host SimchaFest II, a festival of Jewish music and humor, from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature vocalist Nancy Linder, folk musician Osi Sladek, Borscht Belt comedian Archie Barkan and the Orange County Klezmers.
By B.W. COOK | November 25, 2006
D onald and Dorothy Kennedy , one of Orange County's most philanthropic couples, hosted a recent underwriter's reception and dinner on behalf of the Pacific Chorale. The event unfolded in the Garden Room at First American Title, the international corporation led by the Kennedy family. More than $135,000 was raised at the gathering, which attracted 90 guests who came to underwrite the Pacific Chorale's upcoming holiday concert and gala. Organizers are calling the concert 'Tis the Season.
By B.W. Cook | November 16, 2011
Not many people in today's world are fortunate enough to devote a lifetime to a career, a singular purpose and a passion. Even fewer people have the talent, the stamina and the vision to sustain that career and that passion for years, let alone decades. Last week in Orange County one man was honored for 40 years of service to his lifetime pursuit and for the difference it has made not just in this community, but on a national and international scale. John Alexander , artistic director of the Pacific Chorale, accepted a multi-encore standing ovation from a full house in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on the occasion, debuting his 40th-anniversary season with the chorus that is considered one of the finest in America.
By B.W. Cook | November 10, 2010
Once again Christmas came early this year as the super dedicated and giving folks who support the Pacific Chorale gathered for an early fall dinner at Big Canyon Country Club, Newport Beach, to raise funds needed to produce their annual holiday gala, "A Dickens Feast. " To set the stage for the fundraiser, Newport's dynamic Jan Landstrom was on the phone to Roger's Gardens in mid-September, requesting a fully-lighted and decorated holiday tree for the country club's dining room.
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